Bat Walk

The Cambrian Community Centre hosted a bat walk and talk on Thursday 3rd October. Around 25 local residents attended the centre and made bat themed art and craft items before taking to Richmond Park with bat detectors.

They also had a chance to meet “Biggles” the giant bat who had a quick flight up Cambrian Rd as part of the activity. It was great fun and we hope to run it again next year when the bats come out of hibernation.

Sock Midges

Friendly French Lessons

Announcing a new activity at The Cambrian Community Centre starting on 16th September. French Tutoring for children aged 5-11 years old with Eda Bilgen:

“After a long period of one to one tutoring experience I’m now ready and happy to announce my French Group Classes for children from September at Cambrian Community Centre in Richmond. Sessions will be held for KS1 and KS2 children for eleven weeks, weekly one session for each, at the beginning and due to requests more classes may also be added.
I can guarantee that students will love language learning and I can especially provide them with a good start into French learning with my “Friendly French Lessons.” I can also help them gain basic achievements in French language. 
I also get children prepared for GCSE higher level exams both in French and Turkish languages. You’re also welcome to contact for advanced grammar and GSCE tuition for either of these languages privately. 
I’ve an enhanced DBS check and looking forward to having my new students experience the fun way of language, learning together.”

Lessons start on September 16th- Mondays from 4-5pm (please note this is an amended time from the leaflet). Please contact for more information.
Leaflet available here

Well Being Taster Sessions

The Cambrian Community Centre, in collaboration with Hilal Yildirim, are excited to announce that they will be providing some FREE well being taster sessions for our Centre Users who may have never tried meditation before, for their mental health.

Dates for your diary:
Monday 19th August 11.00am-12.00pm
Thursday 17th October 2.00pm- 3.00pm
Tuesday 22nd October 3.00pm- 4.00pm

A list of topics will be covered and you will be able to take away simple and powerful practices to do wherever and wherever you would like to do it!
These are self empowering techniques, showing you how to feel calmer and release stress and anxiety as well as simple techniques to release the body of pain as well as transforming the area with pain.
They will help you to balance your emotions, related to depression, anxiety, worry, fear, grief and sadness. These techniques will also show you how you can boost energy, stamina, vitality and immunity.

There will be guided meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowl for reaching the state of mindfulness. The practices will be explained step by step and you can comfortably practice while sitting in your chair. There will also be group energy clearing for releasing any blockages.

Hilal has been running the very popular well being and meditation classes at The Cambrian Community Centre for the last 2 years. She is trained in Reiki, Reconnective Healing, is a Tao Hands Practitioner and has worked as a teacher, mentor and a healer. She combines different techniques from the west and the east, which include sacred teachings. The practices are to align your mind, body and soul to have a happier and healthier life combined with body tapping, sound power, mind power and more.

If you would like more information on meditation or Hilal, please go to and see the two sided leaflet here and here.

For more information on these taster sessions please call David on 020 8948 3351 or email

Zumba Summer Timetable

Zumba will be taking a break over some of the summer holiday. Please see below for dates.


Mon 8th evening class as normal
Wed 10th morning class as normal
Mon 15th evening class as normal
Wed 17th morning class as normal
Mon 22nd evening class as normal
Wed 24th morning class as normal
Mon 29th evening class as normal
Wed 31st NO CLASS


Mon 5th August, evening class as normal
Wed 7th NO CLASS
Mon 12th NO CLASS
Wed 14th NO CLASS
Mon 19th NO CLASS
Wed 21st NO CLASS
Mon 26th NO CLASS

To find out about other activities during the summer, please refer to notifications or call David on 020 8948 3351 or email

Art House Open Studios 30th June 2019

The Cambrian Community Centre hosted another very successful Art House event on Sunday 30th June.

There were fantastic displays from the Cambrian Drawing Group (Friday’s 9.30-12.30) and our Papier Mache group (Friday’s 12.30-2.45).


Art Work

There was also a wonderful performance from our new Cambrian Ukulele and (Wednesday’s 7-9pm) complimented by a guest appearance from The Cambrian Community Choir (Mondays 12.45-2.45).

Ukulele and Choir

In addition to all of this creativity, we were very happy to provide a temporary roost for a giant bat who enjoyed a couple of flights up and down Cambrian Road in the afternoon!

Bat and Midges

Art House Open Studios 2019

Come and be inspired at  on Sunday 30th June 11am-6pm, when The Art House Open Studios once again come to The Cambrian Community Centre. Our very popular Papier Mache and Cambrian Drawing Group will be showcasing their amazing work for all to see!

“Lady Cat” by Susan Lee Kerr

“A Cook” by Isabel Grigny







Papier Mache literally means chewed paper and was invented in China in the Second Century. It has been used as a creative technique for centuries, far and wide and with very varied applications.

For example, it has been used for stucco mouldings, boats, furniture, colourful products for folk traditions, picture frames, decorative boxes, screens, paintings and trays, puppets but also fun and frivolous animal sculptures to name but a few!

“Dream Boat” by Sandy Lawrence

“Odd Creature” Antonia Cannon

The technique is simplicity itself, all you need is paper (any kind- good for the recycling!), a flour and water based glue, sometimes a little wire and masking but most importantly, imagination. It is fun and sticky and everyone can do it!

“Three Girls” by Irene Milbrandt-Jiminez

“Boy Falling To Earth” by Sandy Lawrence








We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 30th June 11am-6pm!

Afternoon Tea

Please come and join us and Richmond Good Neighbours for Afternoon Tea on Wednesday 12th June 2.00pm-3.30pm, where there will be lots of tea, cake and friendly chat! Please see the poster here.

A Fond Farewell and Thank you

On Wednesday 22nd May, we said a fond farewell to Mary, who has been serving as Manager of the Cambrian Community Centre since 2010. Her job hadn’t always been easy, as from the off she was faced with the uphill struggle of keeping the Centre alive despite its bleak looking future. All of her hard work has paid off and not only does the Centre now flourish but Mary has become well known and loved amongst Trustees, Staff and all who use the Centre for its various groups and activities. We are all so very grateful to her for her tireless work to make the Centre what it now is, a thriving Community Space, just reaching it’s 30th year of operation.

Mary’s Leaving Party was very well attended by Trustees, Staff, Users of the Centre and affiliates of other groups, charities and organisations within the Borough, whom Mary has managed to create lasting positive relationships with for the Centre. Drinks, nibbles and cakes were enjoyed by all! A lovely speech was made by Alan Sanders, who was the Chair of the Trustees when Mary was appointed, followed by a brief speech from Sue, our current Chair, and a presentation of cards and presents. The great turn out is a definite testament to the appreciation we all share for her hard work over the years. We wish her all the very best for a long, happy and restful retirement.